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Culturally Specific

Scouting Is for Everyone

Culturally Specific Scouting operates in schools, community entities, and recreation centers providing youth a fun and adventurous Scouting experience.

What will I do in Culturally Specific Scouting?

Culturally Specific Scouting ensures that all young people have the opportunity to gain the benefits of Scouting. Working to remove language or cultural barriers, programs focus primarily on working with the Hmong, Latino, Asian, African-American, and recent immigrant populations.

Youth participate in Pack, Troop, or Crew activities depending on their age.

Youth explore and learn through real-wrold activities like science projects, arts and crafts, and outdoor games designed to excite and engage. Youth learn about good citizenship, character development, fitness, and fun as they learn about the world around them. Activities might include archery, wilderness survival, camping, team games, STEM projects, and more.

How often do we meet?

Groups are made up of similar aged youth and typically meet once a week.

Who can join?

Boys ages 5-10, in Cub Scout packs

Boys ages 11-18, in Boy Scout troops

Boys and girls ages 13-20, in Venutre crews. Thirteen year olds must have completed the 8th grade.

Some of these programs take place in an after-school setting and both boys and girls are able to participate.

What is the cost?

The membership fee to join Scouting is $24 per year and is pro-rated.

Other costs for uniforms, supplies, camp, etc. are not included in the membership fee. Fundraising programs are available to keep costs low.

How are parents and guardians involved?

Some programs are led by paid staff while others are led by volunteers.

Scouting is a volunteer-led program. Each Scouting unit is sponsored by a local community organization. Parents are welcome and encouraged to get involved as a troop leader or volunteer. Parents and the community organization select troop leaders.

Scout leaders have the opportunity to work with youth and their families, improving the community through fun-filled activities that teach values of the Scout Oath and Law. By serving as a leader you can help make a positive difference in the kind of adults Scouts grow into.

Many tools, resources, and trainings are available to assist volunteers in becoming effective leaders and enjoy their experience.

How do we get started?

Join Scouting at any time! Find a Scout unit in your area by visiting www.adventureiscalling.org. Youth participating in after-school Scouting will sign-up with a Scouting partner such as a school, community education, or recreation center. To contact someone directly, please email info@northernstarbsa.org or call 763-231-7201..

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